It’s become somewhat of a summer tradition to share with you our favorite modest two-piece swimsuits for girls, because teensy triangle bikini tops just feel wrong to lots of parents of girls who haven’t even hit puberty yet. And maybe, if we can get them excited about how cute sportier suits can be, maybe it will make those teenage shopping years a little easier? (If we’re lucky.)

We love the convenience of a two-piece for mixing and matching styles, quick bathroom trips, and the fact that those tankinis can grow with our girls into next summer. Plus, these kinds of swimsuits are not fussy at all, which means our girls can play hard and have fun without fixing, re-tying, squirming about during cannonball contests and deep-diving games. So, we checked out our favorite stores — Hanna Andersson, Tea Collection, J. Crew, and a few others — to find some cool two-pieces for all our daughters, whose styles range from girly girl to sporty to modern and minimalist.

Also — bonus! — tons of these are on sale now, which means you can get great deals, but sizes are selling out fast so shop quickly!

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The best modern two-pieces swimsuits for girls that are...age-appropriate.

The best modern 2-piece swimsuits

1. Marimekko for Target black-and-white Paprika tankini (on sale, $12.48)

2. Donuts tankini by Terez ($61)

3. Kaleidoscope racerback swim suit at Gap ($29.95)

4. Nununu star tankini ($51)

5. Manarola Bikini Top and solid bottoms at Tea Collection (on sale, $14.95 each, top and bottoms)

6. Balla abstract tankini top and bottoms  at Tea Collection (on sale, $16.95 top and $12.95 bottoms, also at very top left)



Our favorite modest two-piece swimsuits for sporty girls.

The best sporty 2-piece swimsuits

1. Red and blue striped tankini with stripey swim bottoms at Hanna Andersson ($22 top, $18 bottom)

2. Summer Stars two-piece swim suit at Polarn O. Pyret ($25)

3. Vertical color block tankini at J. Crew ($52.50)

4. Racerback swimsuit by Zella Girl ($44)


The best girly two-piece swimsuits that are still modest. Because, you know, they're still kids.

The best girly 2-piece swimsuits

1. Pom-pom trim bikini by Maaji ($68, also at very top right)

2. Tulle-trim floral tankini and swim skirt at Hanna Andersson (on sale, $16.50 top, $24 bottom)

3. Metallic gold & light blue tankini at Stella Cove ($40)

4. Striped racerback tankini top with yellow polka dot flounced skirt at Hanna Andersson (on sale, $19 top and $22.50 bottom)

5. Floral asymmetrical swim two-piece at Gap ($29.95)